from the the-tech-isn’t-the-problem-the-implementation-is-the-problem desk
The Verge posted this delightful article about how…uh…we’ll call them “ethically-challenged” companies have shown their hand on Amazon by wiring ChatGPT directly up to Amazon and telling it to generate whole product ideas for them.
Companies hiding behind multiple nonsense names has been a problem on Amazon for a while, since listings for multiple copies of the same item are cheap and can create the illusion of competition; which is why you’ll see Amazon listings for NKNZLY, JXMOX, BKAYP, MUXA, IANOPE, and USAMS all selling the same charging cable. They’re probably all the same company. It’s not technically a *scam*—you’ll probably get your product, and it might even work!—but it also isn’t completely above-board either. With such a public screw-up, though, confidence in both Amazon and unknown sellers is sure to go down, which can only mean one thing: Amazon is doomed.
Haha, no, of course not. No, they’ll just update their policies to restrict or prevent AI listings, and begin the moderation whack-a-mole, while the sellers find new and exciting ways to trick the system, and legitimate sellers get caught up in the game as false positives.